This collection of readings is complementary to Introduction to Integrational Linguistics (Language & Communication Library, Vol.17), but can be used independently. It brings together for the first time 24 key papers in integrational linguistics, and is intended to serve as a basic reading list for students and others making the first acquaintance with the subject. Originally published in sources that are for the most part out of print, these papers have been revised and updated by their authors where necessary. They are arranged in six sections: Language and Communication, Language and the Language Myth, Language and Meaning, Language and Discourse, Language and Writing, and Language and Society. An editorial introduction discusses the individual contributions and their relevance to integrationist theory.
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Part headings and selected papers: Part One: Language and Communication Language as social interaction: integrationalism versus segregationalism (R. Harris) Making sense of communicative competence (R. Harris) Part Two: Language and The Language Myth A few words on telementation (M. Toolan) Integrating languages (N. Love) Part Three: Language and Meaning Meaning and the principle of linearity (C. Hutton) Irony and theories of meaning (S. Farrow) Part Four: Language and Discourse Conversational utterances and sentences (T.J. Taylor) Analysing fictional dialogue (M. Toolan) Part Five: Language and Writing Analysis and notation: the case for a non-realist linguistics (C. Hutton) How does writing restructure thought? (R. Harris) Part Six: Language and Society What makes bad language bad? (H. Davis) What problems? On learning to translate (M. Morris) Index